June is Adopt A Cat Month, and while June may almost be over, there are still a lot of cats in shelters looking for a place to call home.
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If you are thinking about adding a cat to your family, I hope you will help put kitten mills out of business by choosing to adopt a cat.
Before you bring your new cat home, it is a good idea to make sure you have the essentials.
Food (start with the food your cat is used to eating, if you have a preferred food, transition your cat’s diet slowly. NomNom is a great choice!)
Litter Box and Litter
Hiding spots (if there aren’t any, you can make one out of a cardboard box)
Moving is stressful even under the best circumstances. It must be very confusing for a newly adopted animal to be placed in a new environment.
A lot of people recommend confining a new cat to one room for a period of time, so the cat isn’t overwhelmed with everything, particularly if there are other pets. If you have dogs, you may want to read this post, Introducing A Cat Into Your Home. It is important for you to spend some time in the room with your new cat, even if the cat is shy. If your cat is hiding, simply spend some time in the room reading or watching TV so your cat can observe and learn to trust you. When it comes to helping cats adapt, patience is a virtue!
We found some cool essentials to help you and your cat chill in style!
Skittles is a Siamese cat, and Mona is a Himalayan cat who was once part of a feral cat colony. She is friendly once she feels comfortable with people but does not like to be picked up. Mona has a deformed paw.
You can also check your local shelter and Petfinder to find awesome cats in your area.
I’d love to hear if an adopted pet has touched your life in a positive way.